Braid Chain: The New Way to Elevate Your Braided Hairstyles

Get in on the latest way to accessorize your hair with cool braid chains.

Looking for a fun new way to enhance your braids? Well, we have the coolest new look for you: the braid chain look. A braided hairstyle that’s been dominating our Instagram feeds, the braid chain look is a fun way to upgrade your style in just a few minutes. This trend is all about lacing your braided hairstyles (all types of braids work for this look) with heavy metals of all sorts to give your braids a very stylish and modern update. Because we know you’re curious about creating this braided look, we’ve curated a simple tutorial that you could probably do with your eyes closed (well, if you’re really skilled). Read on to learn how you can join the braid chain gang and get in on the hottest trend of the season.

Get The Look: How to Wear the Braid Chain Look On Your Hair

how to wear the braid chain look on your hair
Braid metal chains are the new way to make a bold style statement with your hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Step 1: Start with clean hair.

Either refresh your hair by spraying on some dry shampoo, or start off with a clean slate. If you’re going for a braid with a fluffy texture, consider washing your hair with Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and condition with Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner. This formula will give the finest of hair types a boost of volume without weighing down your locks.

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DOVE OXYGEN MOISTURE CONDITIONER

Step 2: Brush your hair.

Make sure that your hair is at least 90 percent dry before you create your braid. Once dry or mildly damp, brush your hair to ensure that is smooth and knot-free. Apply some leave-in conditioner to your hair, as needed, to smooth down any frizz or flyaways.

Step 3: Create your braid.

There are a number of different braided hairstyles that you can choose for this awesome braided look. But if you want to give a simple French braid a bit of a Friday-night-party fever, you can start there. Create a French braid down the middle of your hair or to the side, fauxhawk style.

Step 4: Weave your metal chain through.

Adding your braid chain is a super simple task, but things can’t get a bit complicated, or in this case tangled, if you’re not careful. To avoid a matted braid-and-chain mess, weave the chain through your hair in one direction. This method will also make the takedown process extremely seamless.

Step 5: Pin your braid chains in place.

Don’t depend on your braid chains to hold their own weight. Use hairpins to secure this look place, then set your hairstyle with a hairspray, like Dove Style+Care Strength & Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray. This formula works to protect your braided style while also helping to stop static and flyaways. This will also ensure that your style stays intact all day long!

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DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY

Loved this new braided hair accessory trend? Learn to master a new braid, and try them all with your chains. Have fun and mix metals for an edgier look.